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Jan 21, 2013 12:00am PST
to barack obama in some quarters is searing. hear how sean hannity greeted the obama victory in november -- >> america wanted barack obama for four more years, and now we have him. by the way, good luck with that. chris: that was a bit sarcastic. today as the president take the oath, the new nbc wall street poll traces a geographic divide. 60% of americans who live in cities say they like the president personally, and like his policies. in the suburbs 43% like him and his policies. but in rural areas it's just 27%. and that's what you see playing out in congress. also inside the poll 6-10 strong republicans dislike the president personally as well as his policies. joe, there's a deep groove of resistance out there, and i guess the question is, how does the first term look, when you look back on it, compared to how it's looking? >> he's going to drive them completely crazy, those 60% of hrps in this term. and the reason for it is that there's an enormous story that we're missing, and that is we have had two important votes in the last three weeks. one was on sandy, the other was
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Jan 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
, president barack obama's second term is already officially under way. steve handelsman is at the white house with the latest for us. >> reporter: good evening. here at the white house today, president obama smiled and said, i did it, as he ended his first term and officially began his second. just before noon in the blue room, president obama was sworn in for term number two by supreme court chief justice john roberts. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear, to preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice. >> a hug from michelle. malia, 14, and sasha, 11, who joked, you didn't mess up. neither did the chief justice who used notes after his famous flub in 2009. >> thank you, everybody. >> vice president biden was sworn in by justice sonia sotomayor. >> repeat after me. >> reporter: tomorrow's ceremonial swearing in is at the capitol. stand-ins, helping set camera angles today. pennsylvania avenue is set for the inaugural parade, delayed like the capitol ceremony, because
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Jan 21, 2013 6:00pm PST
president obama, and you see the first lady there, jennifer hudson is singing, and a nice dance. they've been dancing the last few minutes. it looks like they're just wrapping up. they got to this ball about 20 minutes ago. it's the commander in chief's ball, open to anyone in the military, of course with an invitation, it's open for you. let's listen in briefly to the president and the first lady. ♪ >> a wonderful day and an amazing evening for both of them, and it's been a long day for them. and from this commander in chief's ball head out to the gnawi inaugural ball, the second of the evening, and our own political analyst larry gerston will be at that ball. the inauguration of president obama on this martin luther king day. now mr. obama sworn into office, as you know, for the second time and speaking to the nation with about his future. >> it is now our generation's path to carry on what those pioneers begin. for our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. >> close to a million people lined the streets of washing
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Jan 28, 2013 12:00am PST
not hillary. at least not now. and when we come back, the aggressive barack obama and the worried republicans. plus scoops and predictions chris: welcome back. no less than "the new york times" has called president obama's inaugural address aggressive. we can all agree the president spoke clearly. >> preserving our individual freedom ultimately requires collective action. for we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well in a growing many barely make it. chris: this speech has taken a week to gel. and the geling has suggesting that the republicans have a choice. either they go along with the president on some things, try to improve on immigration, on guns, hit their mark on these bills, or they stand back and play protest politics. what are they going to do? >> i found an interesting poll, "the wall street journal" and he made it seem maybe we should try to make legislation better. try to have some input on things. i think there's still a split among republicans how much to do that. i know there are a lot of conservative republicans w
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Jan 22, 2013 5:30pm PST
of things that need to be addressed. an invigorated president obama joined in a prayer service this morning. and this afternoon, along with the first lady and bo, surprise supporters, a moment captured by the white house and streamed on the web. on monday, resolve, defending entitlements and calling for action on climate change and gay rights, a broad liberal agenda. >> but we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future. >> reporter: the president, once criticized by his own party's left for caving into republicans, seemed emboldened by his reelection and ready for a fight. >> yesterday's speech at the capitol was not about bipartisanship. it was about the agenda that barack obama, a democrat, the direction he wants to take the country. republicans can come along if they'd like. >> reporter: on the other end of pennsylvania avenue, minority leader mitch mcconnell congratulated the president before he accused mr. obama of being hyperpartisan. >> the era of liberalism is
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Jan 28, 2013 4:00am PST
obama immigration reform is a first term promise not kept. >> there's room for us to come together and get something done. >> reporter: for republicans it could be a key to winning in 2016. last year 70% of hispanics voted for president obama. >> we're losing dramatically the hispanic vote which we think should be ours for a variety of reasons. >> reporter: the president will talk about it in vegas. >> is he looking to play politics or solve the problem. >> reporter: the president speaks tuesday. lawmakers lay out their reform plan today. what we'll see today is just an outline. remember, they have to work out details. snoom of them. >>> president obama and secretary of state clinton were interviewed for the first time together on "60 minutes." they talked about their battles during the 2008 campaign and their relationship during the last four years. >> we had such agreement on what needed to be done for our country. >> made for tough debates. >> it did. >> we could never figure out what we were different on. hillary mentioned, you know, part of our bond is we've been through a lot of
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Jan 29, 2013 12:35am PST
, president obama and hillary clinton appeared on "60 minutes" for their first joint interview. it was a little awkward when they both showed up wearing the same suit. [ laughter ] it was just -- but they looked great. they looked fantastic. just weird. but in the interview, president obama poked fun at members of the press for speculating on the 2016 election, calling them incorrigible. and biden said, "wait, they have to wear diapers?" [ laughter ] that's not what the means. google it. [ light laughter ] some more political news. while speaking to fellow republicans on friday, mitt romney said that he's not going away, and he will continue to help the party. to which republicans said, "you got to pick one or the other." [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] i agree. did you guys hear about this? despite efforts to keep her performance a secret, details of beyonce's super bowl halftime show are starting to leak. [ audience oohs ] yeah. she plans to perform crowd favorites like -- >> "single ladies." [ laughter ] [ scattered applause ] >> jimmy: as well as -- >> "bootylicious." [ laughter
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Jan 27, 2013 11:00pm PST
serious medical condition linked to lightning. >>> also ahead, turning the tables. president obama's surprising comments on guns. >>> plus -- >> much of the press recently has been very negative. you know, i'm a mad man, which perhaps i am. impair noid. i don't think i am. or whatever. >> plus, he is a security pioneer and more recently an international fugitive. we have john's interview, what he says about the media storm surrounding him. >>> good evening, everyone. the runup to super bowl xlvii is under way here in new orleans as the 49ers are out for their quest for their sixth super bowl championship. they're ready to take on the baltimore ravens. while the 49ers have won those five past super bowls there's one guy who wears the 49ers uniform is looking for their first. mindy has a story of a guy who has the chance to get that always elusive super bowl ring. >> reporter: ever since the 49ers and ravens became the two teams in super bowl xlvii much of the talk has been agent the retirement of ray lewis but the 49ers have a future hall of famer who could well be playing in his last
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Jan 28, 2013 6:00am PST
their bar tab. the fire killed 230 people sunday morning. >>> president obama and vice president joe biden meeting with police chiefs today to discuss the president's proposed gun regulations. police chiefs from aurora, colorado, oak creek, wisconsin and newtown, connecticut, are expected to attend. >>> grammy winning singer chris brown sunday investigation for allegedly assaulting another celebrity in hollywood this weekend. brown punched a fellow singer in a fight over a parking space. >>> this is no fairy tale. little men with little peerbear causing a big-time problem in one east bay city. christie smith has details on this unusual debate. good morning. >> reporter: it's hard to be upset when a gnome ain a pointy hat and nickers. you barely notice them. they are on every pole on this street. that one down there. this one and then this one that we're standing in front of here at the bottom someone took the time to paint gnomes and mushrooms on boards and screw them into power poles in oakland. one neighbor told us it could be graffiti and oakland has its crime problems. this i
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Jan 26, 2013 5:00am PST
apparently have to settle a dispute over president obama's authority to make appointments when the appeals court returns to session. they say he violated the constitution when he bypassed the senate by heading richard core cordray. his job is to look out for the interests of american consumers. the white house says the ruling defies years of legal tradition. >>> the most widely prescribed drug in the u.s. may be harder to get. federal health advisers want to limit hydrocodone. they're aiming to eliminate drug abuse as requiring prescriptions. the rules would cut back on who can prescribe it and the number of refills allowed. >>> so tina turner has finally answered her own question -- what's love got to do with it. the answer -- apparently everything when you really, really love where you live. tina turner is giving up her u.s. passport in favor of a swiss passport. the 73-year-old singer has lived in suburban zurich since the mid 1990s. she says shiso, so happy in switzerland and cannot think of a better place to live. seems dramatic, but we love tina. >>> finally, dog, sneeze, carrot. sep
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Jan 22, 2013 5:00pm PST
, one even hugged the president. mr. obama thanked them for coming. the first family has made the white house more open and the public. >>> the obamas showed up to the inauguration in style. and now people across the country are trying to duplicate the work. the first lady and daughters sported many j. crew. ma malia's plum-colored coat only available in size zero. the first lady's outfit and accessories headed for the national archives. ♪ >>> so was it live or memorex? was she singing or lip-synching? that's beyonce. beyonce chose to use prerecorded music that included vocals. they are in no position to say whether it was live or not. all music used in inaugural events prerecorded in case the live event can't take place. yo-yo ma also used a prerecorded track in 2008. whether she recorded or did it live, an amazing voice. >> we'll be right back. >>> thank you for being with us. that's going to do with us. see you at 6:00. >> "nightly news" is next. >>> on our broadcast tonight, a shooting on campus. a gunman opens fire near the library. several people are injured. we'll have a live r
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Jan 24, 2013 5:30pm PST
. >> reporter: president obama praised the pentagon's decision to open combat roles to women. and of the 152 u.s. service women who died in iraq and afghanistan, he called them patriots, whose sacrifices show that valor knows no gender. with the stroke of a pen, defense secretary leon panetta and joint chiefs chairman general martin dempsey today lifted the 20-year ban against women in combat. panetta said the new policy is finally catching up with the brutal reality on the ground in iraq and afghanistan. >> female service members have faced the reality of combat, proven their willingness to fight, and yes, to die to defend their fellow americans. >> reporter: it first hit dempsey during a battlefield tour. >> i hopped into the upper armor humvee and slapped the turret around, and i said who are you and she said, i'm amanda. and i said okay. >> lifting the ban potentially opens all combat positions to women, including special operations like the elite navy s.e.a.l.s and army's delta force. but they'll first have to meet the most demanding physical requirements. army first lieutenant's au
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Jan 25, 2013 4:00am PST
hitting around the country, but that didn't stop the crowds from going d.c. for president obama's inauguration. it was tiring at times for one of the obama daughters, and michelle couldn't stop this eye roll from going viral. before leaving the president took in the moment. meanwhile, the "today" show's al roker had his own unforgettable moment. and in the end, it all left us wondering did beyonce lip-synch her performance? >> yes! >> after, it was back to work on capitol hill where republicans in congress grilled hillary clinton on the benghazi attack. >> the fact is we had four dead americans. was it because of a protest or because of guys out for a walk one night decided to go kill americans. >> emotions rose high in d.c. where serena williams took it out on a racket. turns out she wasn't a sore loser just sore. but the tweak of the week, this justin bieber photo. it put him over the edge. with 30 million followers, bieber barely beat out lady gaga. and now to georgia where seniors are taking aim. >> did i hit anything? >> luckily, a train in madrid didn't hit anything after a
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Jan 27, 2013 6:00am PST
weather in just a moment. >>> one week into president obama's second term. we should let the 2013 talks begin. there is a question whether the number two man on the 2012 ticket could be facing off in a run for president in four years. david gregory will weigh in just ahead of his exclusive interview with congressman paul ryan. >> give us at least a few weeks's rest. >> no. no rest for the weary on this one. >> continuous campaigns. >>> another reversal of fortune for casey anthony. the death of her toddler riveted the country. now a new twist for the 26-year-old. this involves her finances. we'll tell you more about that shortly. >>> and the countdown to super bowl sunday is on. we have gotten a sneak peek at some of the commercials. a smart way to build up anticipation or sometimes too much too soon. we'll get into all of that. >>> plus, the controversy over the subway footlong sandwiches that weren't a footlong. some people even filed lawsuits. has the company made good. we'll take a very scientific love. >>> and hoda kotb is back with a best-selling book about people overcoming
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Jan 28, 2013 3:00am PST
expand the base of the party. here's what he writes. obama is arguing that misfortune can strike americans in all forms. a sdabt, a storm, illness, or merely outliving our savings. ryan's budget imposes savage cuts to food stamps, children's health insurance, and other mitigations of suffering for the least fortunate. and ryan also voted against relief for victims of hurricane sandy. by ryan's definition, if the government is rebuilding your destroyed home, you're a taker too. >> look, this is a straw man argument. the president said earlier that we had suspicions about medicare and taking care of the elderly and feeding poor children. when he sets up these straw men, to affix views to add ver sears that they don't have, to win the argument by default, it's not an honest debate. we want to have a safety net. a safety net that's there for the vulnerable, poor, for people who cannot help themselves. but we don't want to have a culture in this country that encouraging more dependency that saps and drains people of their ability to make the most of their lives. >> which part of the c
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Jan 22, 2013 6:00pm PST
debt ceiling for three months, the president would not stand in the way. in the past, the obama administration has not embraced the idea of a short-term extension. >>> police investigating a shooting at a texas college that left three people injured, it happened at the lone star college just north of houston. authorities say it started with an argument between two men that escalated into gunfire. a student said chaos broke out quickly after. >> we heard shots, and automatically we saw students running. and we went under our desks. our teacher shut down the lights and we tried to take cover. >> both men were shot as well as a college employee caught in the cross fire. that employee is listed in stable condition. police did detain the two men. campus and several nearby schools were put on lockdown for hours. school will be back in session tomorrow, though. >>> california's approach to dealing with mental illness could be a model for the entire nation. that's the message state senate leader darrell steinberg took to washington today. he met today with aides to vice president joe bi
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Jan 20, 2013 11:00pm PST
800,000 people are expected to gather at the mall in washington, d.c. tomorrow for barack obama's second inauguration. technically, he was sworn in to a second term today but the public ceremony is tomorrow. four years ago when i covered the inauguration the temperature was a chilly 28 dreeegrees. the year the president promised warmer weather. steve handelsman has the forecast. steve, that's a pretty big promise, even for a president. >> reporter: looks like he's going to break it. that's not the kind of thing even a president can promise. the obama first term was tough, diane. the road ahead looks rough. tonight and tomorrow, all for offer this president an opportunity to get more americans i behind him and to have a little fun. president barack obama tonight started his second term at a glitzy dinner funded by supporters and joked, he loves michelle obama. >> to address the most significant event of this weekend, i love her bangs. she looks good. she always looks good. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. >> supreme court chief justice roberts swoer in mr. obama for hi
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Jan 20, 2013 6:00pm PST
there, president obama is just arriving. he looks pretty happy, shaking some hands, making people happy there. the president and vice president are both scheduled to speak tonight at the event of the national building museum in washington, d.c. the day began with the official swearing in ceremony. maybe that's why he looks so relieved and the crowds are already gathering for tomorrow's public inauguration at the capitol. steve handelsman is at the white house. even though this event won't be nearly as big as four years ago, about 4 million people are expected? >> reporter: nearly 800,000. of course, barack obama's in a good mood. not only won reelection, he never has to run for reelection, or for anything in this country. where doing that is so tough. gives his inaugural address tomorrow. tonight the president said i'm not going to talk much. he said there are a limited of amount of good lines. i don't want to use them up. he's in a good mood here at the white house today at midday as he finished his first term and started his second. just before noon, in the blue room, president
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Jan 23, 2013 6:00am PST
address president obama addressed gun violence saying americans shouldn't, quote, mistake absolutism for principle or substitute spectacle for politics or treat name calling as reasoned debate. in reno last night nra's executive wayne la pierre taking offense to the president's remarks and accused him of trying to redefine the rights of gun owner. >> mr. president, you might think calling us abolutists is a clever way of name calling without using names. but if that's absolutist then we are as absolutist as our founding fathers and the framers of our united states constitution and we are proud of it. >> several strict new gun control measures including back ground checks for all gun sales including sales at gun shows and a ban of all assault weapons and ammunition clips. >> 6:36. still ahead, caught in the cross fire. chaos on a college campus. the fight to send bullets flying and students ducking for cover. >> plus, charlie brown in handcuffs? we'll tell you how the voice actor behind one of the country's most beloved characters ended up behind bars. ♪ ♪ i'm halfway to your heart
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Jan 27, 2013 5:30am PST
." washington has a new watchdog for wall street. president obama has nominated mary jo white the head of securities and exchange commission. white is a former prosecutor with a reputation for toughness. she will replace mary schapiro and must still be confirmed by the senate. timothy geithner spent his last day as secretary on friday, stepping down after a tumultuous four years in the financial system. president obama's chief of staff jack lew has been nominated to replace geithner. >>> every time you turn around the market seems to be setting a new five-year high. the dow jones industrial average rose this week thursday and up ten the last of 11 days, while the s&p 500 followed suit. the markets continued up on friday. the markets were happy about a battle that seems to be postponed now. the house extended the nation's borrowing limit until may 19th. the bill now heads to the senate where the vote is expected in the next few days. >>> mixed news on the earnings front to tell you about. apple had disappointment with the revenue miss and guidance feel short, mostly because of slower iphon
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Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
his victory speech, obama talked about citizens needing to mobilize, not just vote, to keep acting. the only way he gets anything done in congress is to bring pressure from the outside in. i think he has to use the bully pulpit to organize and he's creating some organization for action. that's the only way to get washington moving. and i think he's learned that. he said i need to communicate, i need to keep the country mobilized. if the words produce action, if that majority coalition is behind him and puts pressure on these characters in congress, maybe there will be auction. >> doris, while we've been talking, we just saw the arrival of former president jimmy carter. sadly, we are absent both presidents bush, 41 and 43. 43 says he's home with his dad who is just getting out of that long hospitalization. but president carter will be here. president clinton will be here. for those of us who are history buffs, this has been a great period for having living former presidents among us. >> more than ever before. the president's club is such as exclusive club and they can only share wit
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Jan 23, 2013 4:00am PST
obama. reid has previously said poses a bill banning assault weapons which stands little chance of passing the house. a bitterly cold arctic blast is gripping half of the nation this morning, making the most basic outside activities treacherous. exposure to the weather is expected in at least four deaths. dangerously low temperatures are shutting down schools and causing water main breaks. warming centers have extended hours to help the influx of homeless people and those without heat. on tuesday, one person was killed in this massive pileup of 20 vehicles caused by icy conditions in michigan. got to be safe out there. nbc's meteorologist bill karins has more on this dangerous cold snap. it's a good thing we're in here. it's tough outside. >> great lakes, northern plains, it's been two or three years -- we had a couple of mild winter storm. this one caught everyone's attention. a little shock to the system. what's interesting about this arctic blast is that it's really a fine line. if you're north of this polar jet stream you're in the cold, cold air. but to the south and including
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Jan 23, 2013 5:00pm PST
, this is not just a matter of policy. it's personal. i stood next to president obama as the marines carried those flag draped caskets off the plane at andrews. i put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers the sons and daughters, and the wives left alone to raise their children. >> an independent review found inadequate security, and leadership left the post vulnerable. the bay area family of the late ambassador reacts to the hearing. >> manti te'o and his so-called online girlfriend continues tonight. the woman that was the false identity was in an interview tonight and she said that she never heard of him and they are both a victim of a set up. te'o said that he briefly lied about his online girlfriend after discovering she does not exist. but te'o mains that he had no parlt in creating that hoax. the family of junior seau have filed a lawsuit. it was found that he had chronic brain damage. the family is claiming that seau's suicide was the result of the brain disease that comes from severe blows to the head. they blame the nfl for not caring for the forme
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Jan 28, 2013 11:00am PST
democrats want it. and fourth, republicans need it. >> president obama will talk about the senate compromise when he visits las vegas today to lay out his own version on immigration. >>> jon, the compromise also covers the highly educated workers which high tech covets. scott mcgrew says that silicon valley has been waiting a long time for immigration reform. >> good morning. the immigration has been a huge issue for high tech. and here's the perfect example of the problem. this couple they founded a software firm while attending the university of wisconsin, started hiring their friends, paid almost a million dollars in business taxes, then they had to go home to india because their student visas ran out. now, the business still exists, but it's run out of india with no american employees. obvious problem. everyone said it needed to be solved. the valley's been frustrated for years. so that deal seems to have been reached and the valley likes it. you can't overstate the importance of immigrants to bay area companies. paypal started by a russian, google started by a russian as well
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Jan 27, 2013 9:00pm PST
, president obama was at the white house huddling with latino lawmakers. on capitol hill, a bipartisan group of senators is about to unveil its own plan. >> comprehensive approach to finally in this country have an immigration law that we can live with. >> that approach features a path to citizenship for immigrants living illegally in this country. it has the backing of three of the top democrats and three top republicans, including florida's marco rubio and arizona's john mccain. >> we can be go on forever with 11 million people living in this country in the shadows in an illegal status. >> reporter: immigration reform is one of the few issues in washington on which both sides are calling for sweeping reform. >> i know there are a lot of democrats in congress who once and for all want to solve this problem, fix this mess. a broken immigration system and many agree with that. >> i see things once off the table for agreement and discussion. being on the table. >> reporter: there are potential sticking points. >> i think enforce many has to be a big part of it. >> reporter: republicans d
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Jan 29, 2013 5:00am PST
monitor that. it's 5:42 right now. >>> today president obama will outline his immigration reform plan. he wants to beef up borders and keep 11 million illegal immigrants in this country. "today in the bay's" tracie potts joins us live with more details on president obama's plan. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it's expected to be similar to what the democrats and republicans here on capitol hill pitched yesterday. two big components of that are border security and a path to citizenship for the so-called 11 million immigrants who are already in this country illegally. here's the deal. conservatives want to make sure border security is ensured first before the 11 million immigrants are guaranteed the right to stay or the process to stay. it will be a process what they have put in place in this plan are background checks, fines, learning dpli ining english, a things to get to the back of the line to apply for citizenship. a lot of details to be worked out. civic and labor groups say they support this. they don't want to see it happen in a piecemeal fashion. in addition to t
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Jan 23, 2013 2:05am PST
any of the music and something is missing. there's no line from that speech from obama that resonates now, but i thought he did what he set out to do. you know, he explained to the american public what his agenda is going to be, but my favorite moment, to be honest with you, was after he left as he is leaving the mall, and he turns around to soak up that moment. i'm never going to see this again. he wants to look at all of that. that to me was very touching. we've all had those moments in life where you want to freeze. >> you know what's funny, i don't know why i'm thinking about this, but when bethenny frankel got married in the middle of her -- >> that's what you are compared the inauguration to. when bethenny frankel got married. oh, my god. oh, my god. i need alcohol. >> no, but this is important because i actually never forgot it, and this works in life. she stopped the vows in the middle and said i just want to look around for a second because sometimes you're so rushed in life you don't take a second and think about it. >> i wasn't comparing, i was just bringing up a moment the
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Jan 21, 2013 5:00am PST
capital. it's inauguration day. president obama actually officially took the oath yesterday as is mandated in the contusion. h his family was with him. today's ceremony will be much grander than yesterday with about 800,000 people expected to attend. "today in the bay's" danielle lee is live in washington right now. obviously that was a private ceremony yesterday. what are some of the other main differences between today's oath and yesterday's? >> reporter: well, the size is probably the biggest difference and the one you'll noticed compared to where i'm standing on the national mall. there are tens of thousands of people out here for the public ceremony. the president is going to take the oath of office just before noon but they are already out here dressed warm trying to get the best possible position to participate in this historic moment. you may be able to hear music playing along the national mall are big screens to help people get as close a look as possible at the president taking that oath of office and you can really feel the energy out here. we are expecting up to 800,0
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Jan 23, 2013 7:00am PST
? >> kerry sanders, thank you. >>> highlights of president obama's second inaugural, beyonce's starring rendition of the star spangled banner. was she actually singing it live? stephanie gosk has more on that. >> u.s. marine corps put out a statement saying that no one in the marine band is in a position to assess whether the performance was live or not. the star did rely on a prerecording and the band wasn't actually playing either. by the time beyonce got to the rockets red glare ♪ and the rockets red glare >> there was no doubt she was nailing the national anthem. but the nation, the president and the world watching and listening. ♪ the brave >> now there are doubts that she pulled off the flawless live performance everyone thought she did. >> i don't know about you. i'm always so relieve when they hit it out of the park. that is a hard song to sing. >> reporter: the head of the marine corps band tells nbc news her voice was prerecorded and so was the band. to be fair, it was still beyonce's voice and no one doubts the beloved pop star can hit every note on the scale. to some it
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Jan 24, 2013 6:00pm PST
trained and combat qualified. president obama praised the change calling it a milestone. >> the shooting of two mountain lion cubs in half moon bay last month could change forever how california deals with big cats which warned into neighborhoods. many were angry the cubs were shot by a game warden instead of relocated. one neighbor reported video of the animals. today senate senator jerry hill introduced a bill requiring wardens to use nonlethal means when dealing with suburban mountain lions. the law would also authorize the wardens to partner with local wildlife groups or zoos if there is no threat to human life. >> to education now. a visit to a school with an unusual way of using computers in the classroom. nbc bay area news anchor jessica aguirre filed this special class action report. >> silicon valley is known around the world as the hub of innovation, but schools have not always kept pace. now a high profile new initiative backed by bay area money and smarts aims to change that by guaranteeing there's technology in the classroom. and to kick off their everts, they're hi
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Jan 28, 2013 2:00am PST
in tax increases with obama care. new tax increases at the beginning of this month. and now they are calling for even more tax increases, and they are not calling to cut spending. they are calling for spending increases. so basically what they're saying is, they want americans to pay more so washington can spend more. that's not going to help the economy, and that is not going to close the gap and balance the budget. the reason we want to balance the budget is not to make the numbers add up. we think that's necessary for growth and opportunity. we think it's necessary to make sure that our kids don't get this debt that they won't be able to handle if we keep going down the path we are on. >> but there are certainly those in the white house who would take issue with what you said or
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Jan 21, 2013 2:00am PST
" with david gregory. >>> good sunday morning. this is inauguration day for president obama. the public ceremony is tomorrow. but according to the constitution, his second term officially begins today. moments ago the vice president was officially sworn in, and at noon today the president will take his official oath of office during a small private ceremony in the blue room of the white house. so the stage is set as well at the u.s. capitol for the inaugural address and public swearing in tomorrow. the president kicked off the weekend festivities yesterday with a day of service, and the first lady hosted a special concert for children of military families last night. >> this is what inauguration is all about. it's about celebrating who we are as americans and all the things that makes this country so great. and when i think about who we are, when i think about what makes america great, i think about all of you. >> on tuesday, it's back to work for congress, and there are two big issues that are going to dominate the beginning of the president's second term. guns and the nation's
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Jan 29, 2013 11:00am PST
here. today, president obama laying out a plan to overhaul the nation's laws, beef up the pord border and keep 11 million immigrants here in the country. tracie potts is in washington with a look at this plan, the hurdles and motivation. >> reporter: if congress drags its feet on imgrag, the white house has a plan ready. president obama will lay it out today in las vegas. the white house says it's similar to what four democrats and republicans did this monday. >> we're going to get pushback, but i think most americans are saying let's get this fixed. >> the plan puts illegal immigrants at the back of the line for citizenship after it passed background checks and learned english. the key for conservative support will be whether more border security comes first. >> no one should expect the members of the senate are just going to rubber stamp why a group is met and decides. >> we will never put these individuals on a path to citizenship until we have fully secured our borders. >> advocates say they'll push the plan. >> we're also going to be marching and rallying. >> we have to support o
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Jan 29, 2013 4:30am PST
, and president obama feels that way than it will be less competition for jack harbaugh when he gets older. that's the first thing that jumps into my mind if other parents are thinking that way. it's still early. jack is only 5 months old. he's a really big kid. he's got an enormous head. >> what's his 40 time? >> we don't have a 40 on him yet. his wing span is a plus one. as soon as he grows into that head, he's going to be something. >> no doubt. especially with a dad like that. coming up at 5:00, we'll go live to new orleans and hear what au smith has to say about his mvp status. >>> a sports bar featured in "sports illustrated" super bowl preview issue. it's a gay sports bar called high tops. it's in san francisco's castro district. this photo shows fans celebrating with cheers and with kisses. >> sports fans come from all walks of life. we're a great big melting pot here and everyone can get along. >> are you kidding? i told my mom. she tricried. >> the 49ers, part of the it gets better program. this is a program designed to show young lgbt individuals things will get better onc
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Jan 22, 2013 4:30am PST
cause is under investigation. >>> president obama and vice president joe biden attending another inauguration tradition just a few hours from right now at 7:30 this morning they'll take part in a national prayer service. religious leaders from across the country delivering readings, blessings and hymns as they pray for leaders across the nation. the national prayer service dates back to george washington's presidency. >>> no rest for the weary for him. >> the party keeps on going. >>> better pinch those pennies. that two buck check will cost you more. we'll tell you how much. >> plus a very unusual proposal. the ivy league professor looking for a volunteer to have a knbab. >> a tough drive on traffic tuesday. already looking busy for east shore freeway. we'll show you the south bay coming up. >>> welcome back, everybody, on a tuesday morning. live look at the golden gate bridge. flashing lights there and moving cones to begin opening lanes for the morning commute because people start going to work around this hour. some smooth sailing out there currently. we'll keep you posted wi
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Jan 27, 2013 8:00am PST
quote the high tax rates. the president doesn't want that. you had $1 trillion in tax increases with obama care. new tax increases at the beginning of this month. and now they are calling for even more tax increases, and they are not calling to cut spending. they are calling for spending increases. so basically what they're saying is, they want americans to pay more so washington can spend more. that's not going to help the economy, and that is not going to close the gap and balance the budget. the reason we want to balance the budget is not to make the numbers add up. we think that's necessary for growth and opportunity. we think it's necessary to make sure that our kids don't get this debt that they won't be able to handle if we keep going down the path we are on. >> but there are certainly those in the white house who would take issue with what you said or might even say to use your own criticism that's a straw man argume argument. they were prepared to cut additional spending to be part of a bigger agreement that republicans weren't able to agree to. there is more room for spending cut
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Jan 28, 2013 11:00pm PST
obama was asked if he had a son, would he want his son to play football? will, the president had this response. and it seems quite simple. i'm a big football fan, says the president. but i have to tell you, if i had a son, i'd have to think long and hard before i let him play football. i think those of white house love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact that it will probably change gradually to try to reduce some of the violence. now upon hearing that, head coach of the 49ers jim harbaugh, hi had quite a unique response today. >> will, i have a 4-month-old, almost soon to be 5-month-old son jack harbaugh, and president obama feels that way, then it will be a little less competition for jack harbaugh when he gets older. that's the first thing that jumps into my mind if other parents are thinking that way. but it's still early. jack is like i sid, only 5 months oiled. but old. he is a riley big kid. he has an enormous hid. >> what's his 40 time? >> he don't have a 40 on him yet, but his wingspan is plus one. as soon as he grows into the head, he is going to be somethin
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Jan 29, 2013 7:00am PST
obama hits the road to talk about immigration reform. the trip comes a day after a bipartisan group of senators unveiled their plan for dealing with the roughly 11 million undocumented people living here in the united states. nbc's white house correspondent kristen welker with more. good morning. >> matt, good morning. president obama will give new details to the policies he first mapped out two years ago, and he will call on congress to pass on an immigration reform bill quickly. >> everybody in? >> reporter: president obama putting the spotlight on immigration reform today. a campaign promise echoed in his inaugural address. >> our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. >> reporter: the president turning up the heat on congress, by taking his case to nevada. where latinos make up 27% of the population. l luis will be in the audience, undocumented immigrants working to gain citizenship. >> we need to feel free in this country. freedom in this country, what this country presumes to b
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Jan 22, 2013 12:35am PST
. beautiful day. some more political news. yesterday, president obama used a device called the autopen to sign the fiscal cliff bill because he was in hawaii. and after -- after he used the autopen, obama said -- [ auto tuned ] ♪ this is a great day for america and for america's future ♪ [ cheers and applause ] i don't know why he would say that, but -- hey, here's some oscar news. you guys excited about the oscars? [ cheers ] well, i heard that older members of the academy are having trouble submitting their oscar votes this year because for the first time, they are voting online. yeah. but the good news is that "les mis" has gotten a lot of votes for best picture. the bad news is most of them were typed into a microwave. [ laughter ] 30 seconds and someone's going to win. popcorn? i never heard of the movie "potato." [ laughter ] who is defrost? >> oh, i love this. >> jimmy: i just read, you guys, that gyms around the u.s. are reporting a 30% rise in membership since new year's day, and it's true. this morning at the gym, i saw tons of people i had never seen before. yeah. turns out
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Jan 25, 2013 12:35am PST
. [ laughter ] here's some political news. in a recent attack ad, the nra claims that president obama cares about his own children more than he cares about other children. [ audience oohs ] in response, president obama was like, "yeah, that's how families work." [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: this is not good, you guys. cirque du soleil just announced that it is cutting 400 jobs. [ audience aws ] on the downside, hundreds of clowns will lose their jobs. on the bright side, it will free up, like, two spaces in the parking lot. [ laughter ] >> steve: so good. very good news. >> jimmy: that's some good news. a little bit more -- a little bit more space to move around. [ applause ] i saw that this weekend is the 30th annual adult film awards. [ cheers ] which is often referred to as the oscars of porn. mainly because ben affleck wasn't nominated. [ laughter ] as i said, this weekend is the adult film awards. i guess that explains some of the titles for best picture. it's like -- they call it the oscars of porn. >> steve: oscars of porn. >> jimmy: yeah, this is, like, movie
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Jan 22, 2013 11:00pm PST
obama on his second inauguration yesterday. i thought he gave a terrific speech. he gave a great speech! [ cheers and applause ] you know, on the news they made a big deal out of the fact that four years ago, there were twice as many people at his first inauguration than there was at this one. well, yeah. that's because four years ago, twice as many people could afford to stay in hotels. you know, that's all -- exactly. actually, you know who gave the
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Jan 24, 2013 5:00pm PST
asking questions about the obama administration's plans to tackle the issue of gun violence. among those in the chat room today, parents, educators and a lot of questions about how the vice president's personal views on gun ownership jived with their hopes of curbing gun vie lechbls he answered that one right away. >> and so my view is that it is totally a guarantee not negotiable that i'm able to own a weapon for sporting purposes as well as my own protection. but there should be rational limits on the type of weapon i can own. >> reporter: as for guns in schools, he could see putting an officer in a school, armed or unarmed, depending how parents and teachers feel. mr. bind also went on to say woe support researcher into whether or not video games contribute to violent breeze i have or. the chat lasted a little more than half an hour. diane? >> thanks a lot, scott. >>> it is official today, outgoing defense secretary leon panetta lifted the ban on women serving in combat positions. the move comes after a decade of war in afghanistan and iraq. more than 1,000 women were injured, 1
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Jan 28, 2013 4:30am PST
. democrats want it. republicans need it. >> president obama will talk about the senate compromise when he visits las vegas today to lay out his own vision on immigration. >>> it is 4:48 right now. a bay area store taking top honors at sundance film festival. >> jeremy lin stops by to see the documentary all about him. >> as we look across the bay here's the bay bridge. the incline moves smoothly. so does the lower deck. i'll give you a peek at the east bay. a potential trouble spot coming up. >>> 49ers quest for six. we take a look back at one of the big plays that brought us to this point. the play simply known as the catch. >> looking toward the end zone. throws his pass. caught by clark. touchdown. clark has it. it's a touchdown for the 49ers! >>> welcome back. the picturesque city by the bay. san francisco home of 49ers that are down in new orleans right now getting ready for super bowl xlvii to take on the baltimore ravens. all kinds of coverage coming from that. we can tell you a film based on the true story of oscar grant taking home top honors of the sundance film festival this we
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Jan 23, 2013 5:30pm PST
stood next to president obama as the marines carried those flag-draped caskets off the plane at andrews. i put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, the sons and daughters and the wives left alone to raise their children. >> reporter: she said she takes responsibility for what happened. >> as i have said many times, i take responsibility, and nobody is more committed to getting this right. >> reporter: her critics were not disarmed. they wanted to know why couldn't ambassador chris stevens and three other americans be rescued. why were repeated security warnings ignored, including a cable from the ambassador on 9/11, the day of the attack, the day he was killed. >> i'm glad you're accepting responsibility. i think that ultimately, with your leaving, you accept the culpability for the worst tragedy since 9/11. and i really mean that. had i been president at the time, and i found that you did not read the cables from benghazi, you did not read the cables from ambassador stevens, i would have relieved you from your post. i think it's inexcusable. >> repo
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Jan 23, 2013 4:30am PST
different from bills which raised the amount the government could borrow. republicans and the obama administration support the plan because there is no dollar figure attached. critics know the plan amounts to a band aid and doesn't address the larger spending issues. >> 4:51 now. coming up, we're going to break. the new thing to do if you are a niners fan. >> and the super bowl staple that could have you digging deeper into your wall wallet. >> bummer. looking at the east shore freeway. nice spacing. i'll give you an update on the 580 crash coming up. >>> welcome back. how about a cold reality check from chicago? temperatures around zero. firefighters fought a five alarm fire. that's frost. looks like snow on the building. that's the water that's frozen instantly when the firefighters were fighting the fire. obviously the fire is out. that's extreme temperatures about 10 firefighters out there spraying water on it. looks like a winter wonderland. that's crazy. temperatures here, not bad. if you plan to have a super bowl party and think about eating chicken wings get ready to fork ov
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Jan 29, 2013 6:00am PST
, everyone. i'm jon kelley. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. today president obama lays out his plan to overhaul the nation's laws, beef up the border and keep more than 11 million people illegal immigrants in this country. "today in the bay's" tracie potts joins us live in washington d.c. let's talk about the difference between this plan and the one that congress announced just yesterday. >> reporter: the white house says for the most part it's going to be the same. big components like more border security and something senators were calling for and also a path to citizenship for people who are in this country illegally. one thing that could be different is the president is expected to talk about same-sex immigrants and the benefits and rights they would have under this new comprehensive plan. that's something that was not mentioned and pointed out by some was not mentioned at all by the lawmakers yesterday. >> interesting. do you think that's going to be one of the major hurdles to the president getting his plan passed? >> reporter: it could be because it's been a big issue here and o
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Jan 25, 2013 7:00am PST
applications for building permits. >>> in washington, president obama sent wall street a message that he plans to put more pressure on rule breakers by appointing federal prosecutor mary jo white to head the exchange commission. he also made rules to loosen the political gridlock. >>> manti te'o said the voice message he received from an on-line girlfriend the night before she supposedly died convinced him she was real and that she was dying from leukemia. >> i just wanted to say i love you and good night, and i'll be okay tonight. i love you so much, hun. sweet dreams. >> te'o said he set aside any thoughts that the girl could be a hoax because he said she needed his emotional support. >>> federal investigators said the boeing 787 dreamliner battery that caught fire earlier this month in bostonshort-circud a chemical reaction that can cause short increases. the faa has grounded all six dreamliners operated by other carriers after another battery failure forced an emergency landing in japan. >>> now for a look at what is trending today. a quick look at what has you talking on line. sport
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Jan 23, 2013 5:00am PST
have already incurred. something president obama was pushing more. conservative republicans wanted to see cuts first. now the republican leadership said we won't link the two. we'll raise the debt ceiling until the middle of may. however there is a catch. they want to ensure that a budget is in place. a spending plan for the country. so the vote also says if lawmakers on either said don't pass a budget by april 15 -- tax day for everyone else -- they would lose their income. no paychecks until they have a budget. that's where we are now. that's the crux of the vote coming up today. the white house says the president will sign the bill if it's passed. republican ps have been counting their votes. despite opposition still from conservatives who want to see spending cuts happen first. they believe they have the votes for it to pass. 17 conservatives could derail that. >> we'll see if there is movement. thank you very much. >> the woman whose image was fused to create a fictitious groip in the manti te'o hoax said she had no idea her image was used and the man many say was behind the hoax
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Jan 24, 2013 7:00am PST
president obama as the marines carried those flag drape caskets off the plane at andrews. i put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, the sons and daughters and the lives left alone to raise their children. >> she took the blame for the tragedy. >> i take responsibility and nobody is more committed to getting this right. >> her republican critics wanted to know what she knew and when she knew it. >> the american people deserve to know answers. they certainly don't deserve false answers. >> asking why repeated security warnings were ignored. eeb a cable ambassador stevens sent her september 11th, the day of the attack. >> these officials were screaming out for more security. >> had i been president at the time and i found you did not read the cables from benghazi, you did not read the cables from ambassador stevens, i would have relieved you from your post. i think it's inexcusable. >> at times, clinton fired back. >> when you have a united states ambassador personally warning about the situation over there, sending this cable to your office -- >> if i could -
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